After launching the new Google Pay app in November last year, it seemed like a matter of time before Google killed the old version of the app. Just like it did with Google Play Music, the company has finally decided to remove the old app for most of its core features on April 5 and effectively kill the app.
Google has sent alerts to users of the older Google Pay app informing them of upcoming changes. The following notice can be found on the Google Pay support page:
From 5 April 2021, you will lose the opportunity to:
- Send, receive, demand, request or withdraw money, or find past transactions where you sent or received money with the old Google Pay app Google Pay.
- Send, request, receive or withdraw money at pay.google.com.
- Send or receive money for commercial payments.
In addition, users will not be able to see their transaction history, and the app actually leaves dead. Google informs that users who do not shop will still be able to access the balance after the deadline, but they must use the new app to do so. Those who are determined not to switch to the new app will be able to transfer the balance to a bank by contacting Google Support.
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According to 9to5Googlethe change will only affect users in the US, where the new version is available. Other regions that use the older app can continue to use it normally, and there is no word when the new experience reaches these regions. In the meantime, US users can follow our guide on downloading and setting up new Google Pay.
If you own any of the best Wear OS watches, you should not be affected and Google Pay should continue to work as it normally does.